BHS students receive driving safety presentation from law enforcement

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, March 21, 2024

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In anticipation of prom this weekend, Bainbridge High School students were visited by local law enforcement, including the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol, to educate the students about the risks of drunk and/or distracted driving. Officers spoke about accident scenes they had worked, complete with photos and an actual wrecked car to illustrate the dangers. Students could also don beer goggles and attempt to navigate a golf cart through cones for a more direct illustration of impaired driving. This is not the first time law enforcement has held this presentation, though they were unable to do so last year. This event was sponsored by the Bainbridge High School Anchor Club.

“Basically we’re just trying to bring attention to distracted driving, and also impairment,” DCSO Lieutenant John Presilla said. “We’re just trying to get as much awareness as we can. Hopefully we can prevent fatality accidents.”

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